Writer’s Workshop with the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Zooming Live on Dec. 17

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December 17, 2021

Writer’s Workshop with the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Zooming Live on Dec. 17

Drop-In Writer's Workshop

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Contemporary Jewish Museum is hosting the final drop-in writing class of their “Leonard, My Muse” series on Friday Dec. 17

Leonard Cohen was born in Montreal, Canada in 1934 and passed away in 2016. He began his work writing poetry and novels, before progressing to music. Find out more about the iconic folk-singer at the exhibition, which runs through Feb. 13. Photo Credit: thecjm.org

from 12:30 pm  to 1:30 pm via Zoom; This programming, based on the museum’s Experience Leonard Cohen exhibition, promises an exploration and discussion of Cohen’s work as a poet. Participants will also have the chance to craft their own responses to given writing prompts and to share their work with the group. Oakland native and accomplished poet James Cagney will lead this workshop.

James Cagney is a Cave Canem fellow and his poetic works have been robustly published. He is also a writer and performer. Photo Credit: Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group


Cagney received the PEN Oakland 2019 Josephine Miles award for his first book, Black Steel Magnolias in the Hour of Chaos Theory. Additionally, his work has been published in Alta, Poetry Daily, and Patrice Lumumba: An Anthology of Writers on Black Liberation. 




Experience Leonard Cohen is on display at the CJM through Feb. 13, although two of the associated installations, George Fok: Passing Through and Judy Chicago: Cohanim, will close earlier, on Jan. 2.

Register for this exciting drop-in Zoom class here. Tickets are $5 for CJM members, and $20 for other attendees. Sign up soon, as classes are capped at 18 participants.